do you understand that you are playing with dynamite ?
Nowhere in your message do you talk about that, but I hope you are aware of that, and I hope your dermatologist made you aware of that. If not, your dermatologist is an idiot.
Chances of things getting significantly worse in the future are huge, while chances of curing EC with this cocktail of drugs is significantly small!
You see, once you discontinue using this drug cocktail ... several months down the line .... your lips may get even in a worst shape. And chances for that happening are huge.
What drugs have you taken months or years prior to developing this condition ?
Do you know ?
Do you remember?
These drugs are most likely the underlying cause of the condition.
The list is not very long, but look for Antibiotics
, artificial hormones (like birth control), or some other drugs taken orally.
Anyway, you should read this:
Infrequent side effects associated with antifungal: Itraconazole
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare side effects occur:
infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat),
decreased sexual interest/ability,
mental/mood changes (e.g., depression),
enlarged breasts in men,
ringing in the ears,
temporary or permanent hearing loss.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: numbness/tingling of the hands/feet.
Itraconazole has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. If you notice any of the following highly unlikely but very serious side effects, stop taking itraconazole and tell your doctor right away: yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following symptoms of a serious allergic reaction: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
Itraconazole can commonly cause a mild rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Therefore, seek immediate medical attention if you develop any rash.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Moxifloxacin is a fluoroquinolone (flor-o-KWIN-o-lone) Antibiotic
that fights bacteria in the body.
Moxifloxacin is used to treat different types of persistent bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, lungs, or stomach, when other Antibiotics
can cause serious or disabling side effects.
Moxifloxacin should be used only for infections that cannot be treated with a safer antibiotic.
Moxifloxacin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles' tendon of the heel. This can happen during treatment or up to several months after you stop taking moxifloxacin. Tendon problems may be more likely to occur if you are over 60, if you take steroid medication, or if you have had a kidney, heart, or lung transplant.
Moxifloxacin is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.
Major Side Effects
You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking moxifloxacin:
Abdominal or stomach cramps
abdominal or stomach tenderness
black, tarry stools
bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
blood in the urine or stools
burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings
diarrhea, watery and severe, which may also be bloody
difficult or labored breathing
difficulty with moving
difficulty with swallowing
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
excessive muscle tone
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
feeling of unreality
feeling of warmth or heat
feeling sad or empty
flushed, dry skin
flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck
fruit-like breath odor
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
irregular heartbeat recurrent
joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
lack of coordination
loss of appetite
loss of interest or pleasure
lower back, side, or stomach pain
mood or mental changes
muscle aching or cramping
muscle pains or stiffness
muscle tension or tightness
nausea or vomiting
pain in the pelvis
pain, warmth, or burning in the fingers, toes, and legs
painful or difficult urination
painful, swollen joints
pinpoint red spots on the skin
pounding in the ears
problems with speech or speaking
problems with vision or hearing
quick to react or overreact emotionally
rapid weight gain
rapidly changing moods
redness or other discoloration of the skin
seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
sensation of the skin burning
sense of detachment from self or body
shakiness in the legs, arms, hands, or feet
skin rash or itching
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
swelling of the feet or lower legs
swelling or puffiness of the face
tightness in the chest
tingling of the hands or feet
troubled breathing with exertion
unexplained weight loss
unpleasant breath odor
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
unusual weight gain or loss
vomiting of blood
yellow eyes or skin
Incidence not known:
Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow
difficulty with chewing or talking
general feeling of tiredness or weakness
irregular or slow heart rate
large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
no blood pressure or pulse
puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
red, irritated eyes
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
stomach pain, continuing
stopping of heart
unsteadiness or awkwardness
unusual behavior, such as disorientation to time or place, failure to recognize people, hyperactivity, or restlessness
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Minor Side Effects
Some of the side effects that can occur with moxifloxacin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
Acid or sour stomach
bad, unusual, or unpleasant (after) taste
burning feeling in the chest or stomach
change in sense of smell
change in taste
changes in vision
continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears
difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines
fear or nervousness
feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings
general feeling of discomfort or illness
itching of the vagina or genital area
lack or loss of strength
loss of memory
pain during sexual intercourse
passing of gas
problems with memory
redness, swelling, or soreness of the tongue
sensation of spinning
sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
sore mouth or tongue
stomach discomfort, upset, or pain
thick, white vaginal discharge with no odor or with a mild odor
white patches in the mouth or on the tongue